Cruel Trilogy – Book 1
By K.A. Linde
Release Day - Jan 22, 2019
Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.
She was supposed to be a one night stand.
A way to sate my sexual appetite.
I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life.
But she ripped open that divide--and there's no going back.
Now, she's here. In my city.
I don't care that I'm Manhattan royalty and she's the help.
Only that she's living in my summer home. With me.
And I want more.
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“Inside the Upper-East side, 5 stars”
Natalie wasn’t expecting a ghost from her past to show up once again, let alone force his way into her life. They come from completely different worlds and have no chance of survival. Natalie let Penn crush her once, will she let it happen once again? Do the elite really fall in love with the help?
Penn is a contradiction. He claims he wants to live one way but lives another. Natalie intrigues him and he can’t help but want her. What will happen when she finds out the truth? Has he proven himself enough to make her stay or will she run?
I loved Natalie and her boho ways. She was a free spirit who didn’t exactly fit in with Penn and his group. Penn is a snob is the best way to put it. He hides it well, but it comes out. Half of his friends I liked, then there were a few that I would like to stab, like Katherine who was totally Blair from Gossip Girl.
Cruel Money ends on a cliffy, I will tell you that right now and I loathe cliffhangers. But the story consumed me, and I fell into the drama. Cruel Money is going to be a part of a trilogy and I can’t help but wonder will it be one involving the same two people for all three books? Or will Natalie end up with someone other than Penn? Because I wont lie, there is another guy in this book who totally did it for me. Dive into Cruel Money and tell me, who do you want Natalie to be with.
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Money, Lies, manipulation, deceit and old fashion back stabbing is what you crave then this is the book for you, Linde has delivered the ultimate Upper East Side story; Gossip Girl on steroids.
Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice … you know how the saying goes; Natalie never expect to see Penn again and when she is pulled into his life, she is exposed to the life of people that have always had everything they ever wanted. What she didn’t expect was to let Penn back in so easily, she let herself believe that everything was going to work out, oh how naive she was.
This was my first book by Linde that I have read and going into this one I had no idea that it was part of trilogy, if you are looking for closure at the end you will not find it; Linde has left me hanging on a cliff waiting to find out how this story goes.
I personally enjoyed this book, I grew slightly frustrated with both characters but once the story developed, I was hooked. I hope that we don’t have to wait too long for the next instalment, Linde you have suckered me into the Upper East Side drama.
Writing Style: 4/5
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
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